The men’s table tennis team advanced to the semi-finals defending the title they won four years earlier, while women’s world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen started their campaign with an impressive victory and the women’s cricket team defeated favorites Australia in their opening match. Defeated and recovered. Neighboring country Pakistan at Edgbaston ground on the third day of the competition,
The men’s hockey team began their campaign for the elusive gold with an impressive 11-0 win against Ghana before facing a strong England side on Monday, while cyclist Ronaldo Lattenjam qualified for the men’s sprint quarter-finals. where he lost to Matthew Glatzer of Australia.
There were also some setbacks as veteran boxer Shiv Thapa crashed out in the pre-quarterfinals, while female lifter Poppy Hazarika finished seventh in the women’s 59kg category.
But that day belonged to 19-year-old weightlifter Lalrinnunga, who won India’s only medal of the day – one gold in the men’s 67kg and four in the women’s Lawn Bowl as it secured itself a first medal by reaching the semi-finals.
Lalrinnunga lifted 140 in snatch and 160 in clean and jerk to win gold with a total of 300. Samoa’s Wapwa Newo Ioane set a game record in clean and jerk by lifting silver with a total of 293kg and lifting 166kg. Nigeria’s Edidiong Joseph Umofia won the bronze medal with a total weight of 290 kg.
Lalrinnunga completed his last two lifts in the clean and jerk and fell to the mat on both occasions, clutching his back and thighs after the second, and wrists and elbows after the third. He took 10kg advantage over Nigeria’s Edidiong Joseph Umofia (130) and 3kg over Samoa’s Waipawa Newo Ione in the snatch.
Despite his restlessness, Lalrinnunga, provoked by vocal Indian supporters, tried to widen the gap by attempting to lift 149kg on his third and final snatch turn, but was unsuccessful. Had he managed a successful lift, he would have had a big advantage over his close rivals and could have made things a little easier in the clean and jerk, having been satisfied with 140 in the snatch – setting a two-game record in the process.
The women’s lawn ball team of Lovely Choubey, Pinky, Nayanmoni Saikia and Roopa Rani Tirkey set themselves up for a historic tussle on a medal when they beat Norfolk Island 17–9 in the women’s four quarter-final and a strong semi-final against New Zealand. struggled. The side, which defeated Botswana 17–13 in another quarter-final. If they beat New Zealand on Monday, the team will face the winner of the second semi-final between Fiji and South Africa or the loser of the match in the bronze medal playoff.
Boxer Nikhat Zareen started his campaign with an impressive and official victory against a lower-ranked opponent when the referee stopped the competition in the third round of his light flyweight bout after a second standing count to Helena Ismail Bagao.
Shiva Thapa, however, ran into a formidable opponent in Reese Lynch and crashed in the men’s welterweight division, once again losing on points after winning the first period of the bout to miss out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games.
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